Best wishes were given to Councilor Dawn Potvin at her last council meeting with the District of Houston on Aug.16 at the council chambers.
“Councilor Potvin carried a lot of our work load this term and last. It has been much appreciated. We’re really going to miss her at council,” said Mayor Shane Brienen.
Public engagement for the Transportation Highway 16 with BC Transit is scheduled to be coming through the Houston area to Prince Rupert between Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, where they will present the different options.
Different options are being looked at for the transit round trips. One option is to have the buses run twice a week, the other is three times a week.
“It would start in Burns Lake in the morning to Smithers, and then back to Burns Lake in the afternoon. There would be a lay over in Smithers from three and a half to four hours. They have also said that for seniors they won’t just drop them off at the bus stop in Smithers there and proceed to Moricetown, they will have 25 minutes to drop people off at the eye doctor or the hospital,” said Mayor Brienen.
“How many seats will there be on the bus?” asked Councilor Tom Stringfellow.
“There will be 12 to 14 to start, possibly more if demand is there,” replied Mayor Brienen.
Updates will be given to the exact date and time of this public engagement in Houston as soon as that information is received.